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#2836 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2015 - 08:18 AM

I need to have the Tahoe put on a scanner and maybe have computer reflashed, it's still not shifting right after the tranny rebuild. My rebuilder says it must be a sensor or the computer needs recalibrated to the mods he made. I can only dread what that will cost.


Marty I replaced both speed sensors on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. The dealer charged me $50. to reprogram.
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Posted March 18, 2015 - 09:28 AM

The Ox is OBD I so there isn't a lot you can do besides reading codes
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Posted March 18, 2015 - 10:21 AM

The Ox is OBD I so there isn't a lot you can do besides reading codes

I wouldn't say that. It will still have a good data stream and some bi-directional control with a good scanner. Working on today's vehicles without a good scanner is like an effort in futility.


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Another day

 

 

 

(I looked up painful coffee and found this. No idea how it relates.)

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Yesterday at around 6pm Steph called and said she was at the end of our road and her truck was out of gas. I took the Ox down and pulled her home.

 

This morning she went out before I did and poured gas in it. IT didn't start.

 

 

When I got out there I poured gas int eh intake and it started. So then she took a fuel line off the TBI. No fuel.

 

 

So it got pushed under the gantry crane and the bed came off.

 

I pulled the fuel pump and found that the sock filter had come off and the inlet on the pump was full of crap. I cleaned it out and it worked perfect. I did take it out bedless for a test drive and some effortless burnouts. It was fun.

 

 

When I backed it under the bed it was 1pm. Steph had a friend taking her to class and I was in no shape to mess with bolting the bed back on.(The nerve surgery I had done on my elbows 7 years ago is going to have to be redone)  It got left till tomorrow.

 

While I was taking tinkering with the pump she took the Hemorrhoid and the small trailer around and collected all the batteries.

 

When I got done we hooked it up to the OX and Heath and I left for the battery place.

 

We sold the batteries and he gave Heath a bag of mini blueberry muffins.

 

We got home and Steph was still here. Her ride got delayed.

 

I got online and started looking for a computer chip again. I am finding nothing. This think is a Unicorn.

 

My hands and elbows hurt like mad so I am not going to be doing much tonight.

 

 


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 04:27 PM

I'm sure you checked but did you see if those guys that burn chips can do a factory calibration one for you ?
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Posted March 18, 2015 - 08:25 PM

No one will do it for anything I can afford right now. My brother has a buddy in TN who is a big block fanatic. He called the guy up and he has about 10 computers sitting in his shop. Now I know where all the spares are sitting LOL. I will have one soon.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Well today we got stuff done.

 

 

I woke up and Steph and Heath were outside. Well Steph was anyway. I was awakened by Heath opening the back door, slamming it, running across the house, opening the front door, going back outside and slamming the door.

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SO I got moving.

 

 

Steph was taking apart the tractors that are beyond hope. The junk AYP and MTDs with locked up engines and blown transmissions that are littering the yard at the moment.

 

I can't bend over to do that kind of stuff for long and we have about 20 that need to be junked out so we got started on my tractor stand.

 

 

 

First we got a bunch of metal.

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I chose the perforated pieces for the bottom so dirt and water don't stand in it.

 

 

 

Then we sliced it into pretty shapes.

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The fingers grab the holes in the bottom of the perforated piece.

 

Then lots of holes got drilled, and lots of bolts got stuck in them along with lots of washers.

 

 

 

We had to use the ratchet strap to get the last piece to cooperate.

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And finished. Well half of it is anyway.

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My back said no more. The sky said hurry in side. So we did.

 

Hopefully tomorrow we can get the other side built and put it to use.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:03 PM

I take it this will be a dismantle station?



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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Dismantle, repair, whatever I need to do that I don't want to bend over for. After I build the other side I need to figure out a way to keep them stable. I am sure one I look at them side by side something will pop into my brain. I don't want a lot of stuff to bend and step over. I may make some adjustable bars between them still thinking on that though.


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Whew I am tire./ Uncle willies Fab shop has been in full swing.

 

 

 

This morning we were all moving slow. But as soon as Heath heard outside was raring to go.

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Once we were all dressed we headed out into a beautiful NC day.

 

 

Last night I was thinking about the stand we built and I thought of a way that it needed to be modified. SO we spent an hour or so doing that.

 

Then we took some measurements and got to building the other side.

 

 

We decided to put some feet under it with some short pieces of the perforated metal. The metal was bowed so we had to straighten it out. It took a bit of creativity.

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We kept hearing a turkey gobble very close to the house. One of our neighbors came out and said it had been sleeping behind her house and they had been feeding it. She had lots of pictures of it sleeping on her porch.

 

 

While we were building a guy called about a set of tires I have listed for sale. He came by and got them.

 

 

I ran out of cut off wheels and we had to get creative making the last few cuts.

 

 

And finally after about 6 hours.......

 

 

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( Just noticed Steph face sticking up over the motor)

 

 

Now we can get to pulling good parts parts off the junkers and cleaning up the yard.


Edited by UncleWillie, March 23, 2015 - 05:58 PM.

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:11 PM

That ought to work real good!



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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:31 PM

That ought to work real good!

 

That ought to work real good!

It puts the top of the engine just about mid chest high for me. Steph is 5'2" and her head is above it. I shook it hard after we got the tractor up there and all that happened was the tires slid. I do have some roll on bedliner that I will put on it to give it some traction.


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:44 PM

I'd say it is real good if it works great for you, Willie!



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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:53 PM

I need to make something like that, :thumbs:  would make the deck cleaning easier!


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 09:29 PM

Willie, nice stand. Impressive.
If you mount a boat winch on the front, it would make running the derelicts up easier.
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